I first met Cole Crocker of All Love Catering last fall at the Bella Calla studio. We were both members of Team Tuscany for the Wedding Wars 2 Bridal Show and we were getting together to discuss the show. We both showed up early and chatted a little before everyone else. I’m usually super early and left waiting outside by myself so it’s noteworthy when another vendor shows up as early as I do.
Then we started bouncing ideas around and Cole pulls out a booklet full of serving pieces and starts throwing unique food ideas around. I tend to notice when other vendors have it together and I was impressed by how prepared he was.
Then, on the night of Wedding Wars, Cole came prepared with three different foods to try. He took a bit of crap because none of his selections contained bacon and everyone knows that the team with the best bacon dish always win. I don’t know if any of the other teams had a bacon dish, but I do know that everyone was talking about Cole’s food. It looked great and everyone loved it. I only tried the beef brisket and mashed potatoes, because the other two had seafood in them and I don’t eat seafood, but it was AMAZING. That night, we won Wedding Wars 2 and Cole’s food played a huge part.
Before working with Cole I heard other vendors rave about how awesome he was and after working with him, I couldn’t agree more. I highly recommend All Love Catering if you’re currently looking for a wedding caterer in the Denver area.
All Love Catering “Olive Catering”- My wife is clever and she came up with the name.
So… I totally missed that until Cole pointed it out. Doi!
How long have you been in business?
Just passed 3 years in February 2014
What inspired you to start your own business?
Originally began donating in home chef dinners for charity. One dinner lead to another, then to larger parties and eventually weddings.
What is your primary role in the business?
Everything. Purchasing, sales, marketing, hiring, advertisement, accounting, payroll, networking, planning, invoicing and sometimes cooking.
What is your product/service?
Custom menus, hand-picked ingredients, made from scratch food, personal service and give start food executed on site.
What do you love most about working in the wedding business?
The challenge of perfection
Love that answer.
Who is your ideal client?
One that is vision driven, not budget driven.
If you could give one piece of advice to couples who are shopping for a wedding caterer, what would it be?
Look for a transparent, passionate service with a vision to fit yours. Don’t allow yourself to settle on a simple menu if you want a food driven experience.
Anything up and coming that we should know about?
Store front opening, second truck operating and a new “Love Delivered, Love To Go” program starting this year.
Can’t wait to hear about the new program!
What do you like to do in your free time?
Bike, camp, ski and play bass guitar. I also have 3 dogs that I train and exercise.
What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Beach hopping the Mediterranean with my childhood friend for 3 weeks.
That sounds pretty awesome.:)
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Sighs are set on Greece at the moment
Anything else you want me to know?
Ask anyone who has ever met me and they know what I do; Food. I love to taste, smell and overcome challenges with time. The higher the stakes, the better the performance. I love to feed people and it is the reason I am around. Without a kitchen to play in, I would be lost in the world. I also have a beautiful, inspiring wife who holds me up and makes me a better person. My friends, family and upbringing keeps me focused on my dreams and channels my passions.